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    Model - WJRE5550K2WW

    What is the chance this is just the coupler? The screw was rusty when I removed the wash plate, and the coupler seems to be stuck. Any harm in using PB Blaster on it?

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    Have to break it off?
    Lets hope it is just the Pulsator coupling...

    Noisy GE washer-drive-block-bell-wh43x10037-01436851-jpg Pulsator coupling

    Most we see are a bad shifter...

    Noisy GE washer-clutch-wh38x10017-01083492-jpg Shaft and mode shifter assembly

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    May be why the lady was advised to invest in a new one.
    I did mention the mode shifter to the guys that brought it over.
    Thanks

    Btw, haven't gotten the coupler off yet. Thought I might let it soak a little with PB Balster. Seems to be on tight as far as pulling up on it.

    Gonna have to come anyway.
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    Betting it is the shifter. If the splines inside the coupler were worn and slipping, it should come off easy by hand imo.

    There was also some oil at the shaft and screw.

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    If the splines inside the coupler were worn and slipping, it should come off easy by hand imo.
    It shouldn't be fighting you then for sure.

    Thought I might let it soak a little with PB Balster.
    Might as well.....but I like using a chisle and breaking those plastic blocks off

    There was also some oil at the shaft and screw.
    Odd, nothing with oil in it....maybe someone else was trying to get it off before you.

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    Odd, nothing with oil in it....maybe someone else was trying to get it off before you.
    Maybe. I wondered if a seal might be leaking and pushing the oil up.

    It does not make the noise with plate off. Maybe because there is less resistance?
    Can't be really sure about the splines in the plate/agitator itself. I tried to hold the coupler with pliers as it agitated then put the agitator back on. Put 5 pairs of jeans in it. Seemed to be a lot quieter. Thougth aboutrioughing the splines a little on the outside of the coupler then forcing the agitator on to see what if any difference it made. May have done that just a little by trying to hold the coupler with pliers.

    I think this one will have to be cut off. Tried using a putty knife and screwdriver to knock it loose, no luck. If I am thinking right, the coupler and washer should come off without having to remove the nut.
    Maybe something on the mode shifter made it get hot and now it is stuck?

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    If I am thinking right, the coupler and washer should come off without having to remove the nut.
    The coupler should come off without undoing the tub nut yes.

    It does not make the noise with plate off. Maybe because there is less resistance?
    You are probably right.

    Maybe something on the mode shifter made it get hot and now it is stuck?
    Not likely, more like the metal shaft rusted a little and swelled out.

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    Not likely, more like the metal shaft rusted a little and swelled out.
    Seems reasonable considering there was some rust on the screw.
    Dang throw-away society.

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    Dang throw-away society
    Yupper....a bic lighter society....once it no longer lights, throw it away and buy another.

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    Got lucky. Cut the old coupler off and cleaned the shaft with PB Blaster and wire brush. Installed new coupler and good to go!

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